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Thanksgiving through the years
Since Thanksgiving is upon us, we thought now would be a good time to brush up on the history of the national holiday. You might even learn something prudent to discuss at the dinner table as you celebrate with your loved ones.
1. Who thought that the national symbol of the United States should be a turkey?
   George Washington
   Martha Washington
   Alexander Hamilton
   Benjamin Franklin
   John Adams
2. Which woman worked tirelessly to make Thanksgiving a national holiday?
   Louisa May Alcott
   Sarah Josepha Hale
   Harriet Beecher Stowe
   Margaret Fuller
   Martha Washington
3. Which president declared Thanksgiving a national holiday?
   Thomas Jefferson
   Ulysses Grant
   Abraham Lincoln
   Theodore Roosevelt
   Harry Truman
4. Which president receives credit for the modern turkey pardon?
   Bill Clinton
   George H.W. Bush
   Dwight Eisenhower
   Franklin Roosevelt
   Harry Truman
5. What was the first balloon to be in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade?
   Snoopy
   Charlie Brown
   Spiderman
   Mickey Mouse
   Felix the Cat
6. Which character's balloon has been in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade more times than any other?
   Snoopy
   Charlie Brown
   Spiderman
   Mickey Mouse
   Felix the Cat
7. What year did the first thanksgiving take place?
   1615.
   1621.
   1492.
   1820.
   1960.
8. What other country also celebrates a national Thanksgiving?
   Great Britain
   Netherlands
   France
   Canada
   Mexico
9. Which war marked the end of the peace between the pilgrims and the Native Americans that was forged at the first Thanksgiving?
   French and Indian War
   War of 1812
   King Philip's War
   Revolutionary War
   Puritan War
10. The first national football game played on Thanksgiving Day was between the Detroit Lions and what other team?
   Chicago Bears
   Cleveland Browns
   Green Bay Packers
   Buffalo Bills
   New England Patriots



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